New Marketing Executive Joins Marks Plier
Full-service advertising, marketing and interactive-marketing firm, Marks Plier recently announced the hiring of Don Schneider as group VP, Client Services.
With over 20 years in advertising and marketing, Schneider, 44, will bring his extensive experience in account management, process and workflow analysis, production and creativity. In his new role, Schneider will acquire and manage new business opportunities for new and existing clients.
Schneider has worked with multiple cross-functional departments that include merchandising, planning, branding, advertising, promotions and print buying organizations that provide him with the expertise to service clients from creative concepting to successful execution.
Prior to joining Marks Plier, Schneider was VP, Account Services at Ambrosi where he serviced top retailers including Sears and Office Max and specialized in print circulars, inserts, direct mail and catalogs. He analyzed, standardized and improved workflow between the client and Ambrosi’s creative, production and photography departments. These efforts increased productivity, improved quality and reduced costs for his clients. In a previous position with Ambrosi, Schneider was VP, Production Services responsible for the traffic, quality assurance, IT, training and operations departments. He started his career in Sears’ in-house marketing department producing print advertising.
Wal-Mart Stores Nominates Directors
Bentonville, Ark. Wal-Mart Stores announced Tuesday it will nominate two new board members at its June 6 annual shareholder meeting.
Gregory B. Penner, 38, a general partner at investment management firm Madrone Capital Partners, and Arne M. Sorenson, 49, an executive VP and CFO of Marriott International Inc. are the retailer’s selected candidates. Current board members Jack Shewmaker, who has been on the board since 1977, and Roland Hernandez, a 10-year board member, will not stand for re-election at the annual meeting.
Office Depot Re-Elects 12 Board Members
Delray Beach, Fla. Office Depot announced during Wednesday’s annual meeting that stockholders re-elected all 12 Office Depot board members, according to a company statement. These results are based on a preliminary voting analysis by its proxy solicitor MacKenzie Partners, Inc.
“With the proxy contest behind us, we can now focus all of our energy on taking care of business and continuing to implement our strategic plan, which we are confident will position the company for sustainable and profitable growth. We will do everything necessary to improve Office Depot’s performance,” said Office Depot chairman and CEO Steve Odland.
Office Depot’s stockholders also ratified the selection of Deloitte & Touche LLP as the company’s independent registered public accounting firm for the current year, and approved the 2008 Office Depot, Inc. Bonus Plan for executive management employees.